NHS set to reduce the number and status of specialist nurses?
Marilyn Eveleigh Consultant Editor
Life is tough if you are employed in the NHS at present, especially if you are in an acute hospital. Internal reviews of what departments will do and won't do, and visits from external "turnaround" teams that critically appraise the hospitals' overspend, make everybody nervous. The media reports the consequences regularly and the unthinkable has happened – doctors and nurses are being made redundant. And not so long ago we had a staffing crisis! How did it ever get to this?